Homosexual Brain Resembles Opposite Sex

An article in Science Daily reports that Swedish researchers have found  some physical attributes of the homosexual brain to resemble those found in the opposite sex.

The findings: 

The brains of heterosexual men and homosexual women are slightly asymmetric—the right hemisphere is larger than the left—and the brains of gay men and straight women are not.

In connectivity of the amygdala (which is important for emotional learning), lesbians resemble straight men, and gay men resemble straight women. 

So…….maybe moral choice regarding this issue, with all the negative moral judgements attached to it, really does come down to natural, biological chance. And doesn’t everyone deserve a chance to be who they were created to be?

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3 Responses to “Homosexual Brain Resembles Opposite Sex”

  1. feistysideoffifty Says:

    This is fascinating research and, I agree, everyone has a right to develop as their authentic selves. We are each unique and there should be no moral judgement about that!

  2. lkwinter Says:

    Not necessarily. What we think shapes the brain. Myelination and repetitive thinking creates the ability to form our brains as though it were clay. It has been discovered that continual negative thinking, for example, can actually cause damage to nerve cells.

    The biological hypothesis suggested would only have value if performed on infants or toddlers.

    Oh, don’t think I’m on a crusade or anything; I like to study developmental science as well, and I noticed your post.

  3. cordieb Says:

    Quite fascinating. I agree with your last sentence. So true. I found Ikwinter’s comment most fascinating too. There is so much we don’t know about the brain- but it does have the ability to trick itself at will. I recently read about people wearing eyeglasses that made everthing look upside down; the brain was able to convert something within it to change everthing back to right side up. Cool matter, the brain is! PLL, CordieB.

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